For many people, pizza is a favorite food. It is great for parties, movie nights, and family treats. The heavy ingredients and often grease-laden crust also makes pizza a bad idea for people who need to eat healthy due to diet or health concerns. A home pizza oven allows you to create healthy meals using your favorite ingredients.
Homeowners often avoid installing brick and wood-fire pizza ovens because they believe the job will be difficult. However, there are many kits on the market which make installing these ovens easy. Options are available for all skill levels, from pre-built pizza ovens to ovens you build from the ground up in your backyard. Although there are indoor pizza oven options, many people agree the most delicious pizzas are created in wood-fire or brick pizza ovens. Due to safety considerations, these are normally installed outside.
What makes a wood-fire pizza oven superior to conventional ovens is the ability to cook in three different manners. These ovens are usually made of brick or stone, which heats the food inside through reflective and conductive heat, as well as convection. Reflective heat is caused by the stone reflecting the heat of the fire into the interior of the oven. Conductive heat occurs when the stone itself heats up and transfers that heat to the food. Most wood-fire ovens are used with the door open, which allows air to move through the oven during cooking. The air is heated by the fire and pushed upward through the chimney of the oven. This movement of warm air causes convection cooking to occur.
The end result of such an oven is perfectly cooked pizza every time. Consistent heat causes pizza to cook without burn spots, and crusts will be crispy without being brown. With a little bit of work, you can have a pizzeria on your patio. Whether you will be cooking up a healthy dinner of spinach alfredo pizza or throwing a party where everyone tops their own pie, the enjoyment your family gets from the oven will be worth any work involved in installing it.